NIGERIA WINS WORLD BANK'S YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
For the second successive year, Nigeria has won the Ideas for Action initiative, a youth competition on financing for development, which is yearly organised by the World Bank Group in collaboration with the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research. Read More»
FG INAUGURATES INVESTMENT AND SECURITIES TRIBUNAL
The Federal Government has reconstituted the Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST) as a practical step towards restoring investors’ confidence in the capital market and repositioning it to contribute positively to the country’s economy. Read More»
FG RELEASED N336bn CAPITAL FUNDS TO MDAs IN FIRST QUARTER 2017
The Federal Government has, to date, released a total of Three Hundred and Thirty-Six Billion Naira (N336bn) from the 2017 Budget to Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for funding of capital projects in the first quarter of 2017. Read More»
MINISTER OF FINANCE SAYS FISCAL DISCIPLINE, RATIONAL ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES ARE VITAL FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH
Fiscal discipline, improved revenue generation, rational allocation and efficient use of resources must be imbibed every tier of Government in the country to return the economy to the path of sustainable growth and development. Read More»
FG RELEASES DETAILS OF ANOTHER PARIS CLUB REFUNDS MADE TO STATES
FG has released a State by State breakdown of another tranche of Paris Club refund of over-deductions on Paris Club, London Club Loans and Multilateral debts on the accounts of States and Local Governments (1995-2002) as contained in the table Read More»
VAIDS implementation: FG to provide training for professionals
To support the successful implementation of the recently-launched Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), the Federal Government has committed to providing free training to accountants, lawyers, wealth managers, stockbrokers and other professional advisers to the public on the scheme. The free training is aimed at equipping them to give advice to their clients on participating in the scheme.Read More»
ADEOSUN: TECHNOLOGY WILL ENHANCE TAX COMPLIANCE
The Federal Government will deploy and heavily rely on technology to increase tax compliance under the recently launched Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has said. Read More»
PROJECT ACT NOLLYWOOD – INNOVATIVE DISTRIBUTION FUND (IDF) DISBURSEMENT
The programme aims to improve and promote key components of the value chain through the provision of grants scheme designed to support existing or aspiring practitioners within the Industry, including the Diaspora.Read More»
WORLD BANK TO ASSIST NIGERIA TO STRENGTHEN AND CONSOLIDATE FSP
The World Bank Group is set to assist Nigeria’s State Governments improve their fiscal sustainability by strengthening and consolidating the Fiscal Sustainability Plan (FSP). The FSP was introduced by Federal Government in 2016 as part of the measures to tackle the 2015-2016 fiscal crisis that followed the decline in revenue and budget cuts leading to two financial bailouts for the States by the Federal Government. Read More»
FG: REVENUE MOBILISATION IS CRITICAL TO OUR SUCCESS
While delivering the keynote address at the NSE-BLOOMBERG CEO Round Table in Lagos on Friday, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said that revenue mobilisation is critical to the success of Nigeria’s economic reform agenda. Read More»
FG confirms first payments to Whistleblowers
The Federal Ministry of Finance has confirmed release of N375.8M to the first batch of 20 providers of information under the Whistleblower Policy. The payment, of various amounts totaling N375,875,000, relate to the recovery of N11,635,000,000. Read More»
FGN ASSETS: Minister of Finance Urges MDAs to submit records faster
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has urged all Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies, including Nigeria’s Diplomatic Missions and posts and tertiary institutions to speed up the compilation and submission of the inventory of their assets held as at 31st December, 2016 to facilitate the registration of such assets. Read More»
FG APPROVES HIGHER INTEREST RATE ON UNPAID TAXES
The Federal Government has approved a new interest rate spread on unpaid taxes for the year 2017. The new interest rate was approved by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun. Read More»
NATIONAL TAX POLICY
Following the approval of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the implementation of the recommendations of the Revised National Tax Policy (NTP) and endorsement of the HMF for the constitution of the NTP Implementation Committee, the Committee has commenced the implementation of the policy recommendations. National Tax Policy and Tax Laws and Regulations
REDUCTION OF IMPORT AND EXPORT DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
Following the Federal Government's on-going efforts to improve the ease of doing business in Nigeria, His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Chairman, Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), recently approved the reduction in the number of documents required... [PDF]
REVISED EXPORT GUIDELINES FOR NON-OIL EXPORT
Any person intending to export non-oil Products out of Nigeria shall in the first instance, process the Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (Form NXP or any other form so prescribed) through an Authorized Dealer Bank irrespective of the value and whether or not payment is involved. Read More» or download [PDF]
REVISED EXPORT GUIDELINES FOR OIL AND GAS EXPORTS
Any person intending to export oil and gas and related products out of Nigeria shall, in the first instance, process the Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (Form NXP and any other form so prescribed) through an Authorized Dealer Bank irrespective of the value and whether or not payment is involved. Read More» or download [PDF]
REVISED IMPORT GUIDELINES, PROCEDURES AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE DESTINATION INSPECTION SCHEME IN NIGERIA
Pursuant to the Federal Government’s decision for a seamless transfer of the Destination Inspection Scheme for imports from the Scanning Service Providers (SSPs) to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) with effect from 1st December 2013, robust guidelines, procedures and documentation regime shall be enthroned to enhance the integrity of the system. Read More» or download [PDF]
OPEN DATA FOR AFRICA INITIATIVE
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FG SECURES EU'S COMMITMENT ON REBUILDING OF NORTH EAST, NIGER DELTA
- Written by Administrator2
The European Union (EU) on Monday pledged its support for the ongoing efforts of the Federal Government to rebuild some parts of the North East and Niger Delta regions by earmarking 20 million Euros for the reconstruction of markets and warehouses in Borno and Delta States.
The EU Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Michael Arrion, who gave the pledge during a visit to the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun in her office, said the funds would be offered to the two States in the form of budget support.
“Sometime ago, we talked about budget support but we will be able to do that only at the State level, using a special instrument meant for countries emerging from war, and we can look at States in the North East and look at specific projects in terms of financial support to their budgets,” he said.
However, Mrs. Adeosun said all the financial analysis needed to facilitate support to the States had been put in place, pointing out that the Fiscal Sustainability Plan required a 21-point fiscal reform programme that enhanced transparency, accountability and efficiency.
According to the Minister, the funding arrangement would help in healing the wounds caused by insurgent activities in the North East. She said it would also give hope to the Niger Delta people who have been impacted by pipeline bombings and the attendant environmental problems in the area.
The EU Ambassador said the quest to invest in Africa was largely informed by the need to discourage migration to Europe, pointing out that several thousands of Nigerian citizens have continued to migrate to Europe.
He said, “We have specific objective for creating this instrument and it is to address the root cause of migration. We are presenting this initiative within the framework of the global response to irregular migration.
Today we have a few thousand Nigerians in Europe, and we feel we have the responsibility of attracting them to come back to Nigeria.
“By investing in Africa, we will be creating jobs. We will be mixing grants with loans. We believe the grants will have a leveraged effect,” He disclosed that the EU, has in the last two years invested over 300 Billion Euros in Africa.